A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 129 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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What are the Key Challenges, Constraints and Growth Points of the Digital Trade in Russia?
5 June 2019
12:00—13:30
The e-commerce sector is developing rapidly and, despite the economic slowdown and declining purchasing power, has experienced a rapid growth over the last few years with the volume of online retail market exceeding 1.5 trillion roubles in 2018. Yet a number of systemic problems hampering business development of bona fide participants of the Russian market remain.
Key questions to be addressed during the session:
• Is it possible to create a unified government-funded online environment for exporters to support Russian producers?
• What is preventing export of Russian consumer goods?
• Will Russian goods be able to compete on foreign markets?
• What effective ‘protectionist measures’ of local players are used abroad?
• What are the prospects for regulating cross-border e-commerce?
• How can Russian online stores be prevented from moving to the jurisdictions of bordering economies? How can diminishing investments in the domestic infrastructure, avoidance of customs duties and VAT be prevented?
Date
05.06.2019
Forum
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum (SME Forum)
Started at
12:00—13:30
Conference hall
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G4
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